The Virginia Department of Corrections’ Segregation Step Down program utilizes evidence-based practices to provide a safe and secure way for offenders in Administrative Segregation to earn their return to the general population.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment of Louisiana's use of restrictive housing and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Louisiana has made so far.
Thorpe et al. v. Virginia Department of Corrections et al. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2019). This class-action lawsuit seeks to end the practice of solitary confinement in two Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) prisons.
Southern Poverty Law Center. Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful. Report. 2019. On any given day, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) holds approximately 10,000 people in solitary confinement. Despite numerous studies that have underscored the fact that solitary confinement harms
This study examines how often officials in a certain state corrections system place people in restrictive housing, and the results “indicate support for both perspectives.”
This study examines how time spent in restrictive housing impacts “subsequent measures of institutional adjustment among men in prison.”
This article includes a literature review of organizational culture scholarship, followed by a contextual analysis of organizational culture in prisons.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Virginia made prior to and during the assessment, and the significant reforms that Virginia has implemented since that time.
This report by the ACLU details the unique harms and dangers of placing incarcerated women in isolation.
This article examines the experiences of women in segregation in Canadian prisons.
This article examines the trend of “attempts to solve the crisis by convicting the prisoner of additional crimes to extend prison tenure or by activating postincarceration civil commitment to a psychiatric hospital.”